2010 Rockefeller Foundation Document
Envisions Pandemic Police State Scenario
by MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM | OCTOBER 27, 2014
"Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their
activities stuck and even intensified" A May 2010 scenario planning report produced by The
Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Business Network envisions the likely creation of a
technological police state in response to a deadly worldwide pandemic.
A world of tighter top-down government control and more
authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing
Lock Step: Think tank predicts possible outcome to deadly virus outbreak
The document, entitled Scenarios for the Future of
Technology and International Development , attempts
to wargame different government responses to several
potential disasters, while painting the solution as
global governance. Page 18 of the document breaks
down a fabricated scenario in which the United States
refuses to protect its borders and restrict air travel
following the outbreak of a new deadly virus.
"In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been
anticipating for years finally hit. Unlike 2009's HlNl,
this new influenza strain — originating from wild geese
— ^was extremely virulent and deadly," the scenario
states. "Even the most pandemic-prepared nations
were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked
around the world, infecting nearly 20 percent of the
global population and killing 8 million in just seven
months, the majority of them healthy young adults."
Drawing eerily similar circumstances with the current
Ebola outbreak, the scenario goes on to detail a
botched response by the United States government as
large populations throughout Africa are decimated.
"The pandemic blanketed the planet — though
disproportionate numbers died in Africa, Southeast
Asia, and Central America, where the virus spread like
wildfire in the absence of official containment
protocols. But even in developed countries,
containment was a challenge," the document reads. "The United States's initial policy of 'strongly
discouraging' citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the virus not
just within the U.S. but across borders."
Interestingly, the scenario's author uses the Chinese Communist government as the entity which
exhibits the best response, specifically mentioning mandatory quarantines and border protection.
However, a few countries did fare better — China in particular. The Chinese government's
quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its
instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the
spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter post- pandemic
China's government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens
from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed
their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of
face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations
Necessary and questionable tactics used to stem the tide of the virus remain long after the pandemic,
allowing governments to impose "authoritarian" controls under the guise of protecting the public.
"Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their
activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly
global problems — from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising
poverty — leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power."
"At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens
willingly gave up some of their sovereignty — and their privacy — to more paternalistic states in
exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down
direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw
The pandemic was also used to implement long-sought technologies, most notably biometric IDs for
In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all
citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed
vital to national interests. In many developed countries, enforced cooperation with a suite
of new regulations and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, importantly,
Across the developing world, however, the story was different — and much more variable.
Top-down authority took different forms in different countries, hinging largely on the
capacity, caliber, and intentions of their leaders. In countries with strong and thoughtful
leaders, citizens' overall economic status and quality of life increased. In India, for
example, air quality drastically improved after 2016, when the government outlawed high-
While fictional, the attempt to predict and plan for major disasters by think tanks and governments
alike could very well provide insight into decisions being made currently. Although certain medical
protocols are needed, the likelihood for subtle power grabs are dangerous and present.
In regards to the current Ebola crisis, an executive order update by President Obama has caused
concern among civil liberties advocates, especially given the President's otherwise lackluster response.
The executive order, known as the Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases , allows
President Obama to apprehend and detain any American who simply shows signs of any "respiratory
The dictate becomes even more troublesome in light of the recent admission by Missouri doctor James
Lawrenzi . who exclusively told the Alex Jones Show last week that potential-Ebola patients are being
"disappeared" from hospitals without notice.
"These patients are disappearing, they're doing something with the patients and God knows where
they're going," said the doctor.
Whether the Obama administration's dismal response is pure ignorance or an attempt to get the public
to demand authoritarian control remains to be seen.
Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development (Rockefeller Foundation
and Global Business Network
Top Official Contradicts Obama; You Can Catch Ebola From Bus Sweat VIDEO BELOW
Obama Reduces Ebola Quarantine Protections
by NEIL MUNRO |OCTOBER 27, 2014
President Barack Obama has strong-armed New York's Democratic governor and New Jersey's
Republican governor to weaken quarantines on the movement of people who have recently been
in Ebola-stricken countries.
"We have let the governors of New York, New Jersey, and other states know that we have concerns
with the unintended consequences of poUcies not grounded in science may have on efforts to combat
Ebola at its sources in West Africa," said a Sunday afternoon White House statement to reporters .
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo buckled Sunday afternoon , and announced that travelers could serve
their quarantine time at home. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retreated late Sunday night, and
approved home quarantines. In both states, the home quarantines will be monitored by state health
Obama's pressure began Friday once Cuomo and Christie jointly revived the practice of isolating and
quarantining travelers who may be carrying a communicable disease. The practice was immediately
applied to a nurse who had just returned from the Ebola-stricken area, and she was confined to a sealed
room in a hospital.
The 21 -day quarantine is long enough to reassure medical officials that the person is not infected.
The two governors moved to protect their state residents after a New York doctor was diagnosed with
the lethal Ebola disease. The doctor had been out on the town in New York — taking the subway, going
bowling — shortly before he was diagnosed.
The Democratic governors of Illinois and Florida later announced similar curbs.
Christie defended his retreat, by saying that he had intended to allow people to serve their quarantine
ONE SICKENS AND KILLS AMERICANS
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"As I said on Friday, we & the @NJDeptofhealth will make those judgements were need be, what the
most appropriate location for that is," he said in a 10:55 p.m. tweet.
"New Jersey is not changing its quarantine protocol. The protocol is clear that a New Jersey resident
with no symptoms . . . but who has come into contact with someone w/ Ebola, such as a health care
provider, would be subject to a mandatory quarantine order . . . and a quarantined at home," he tweeted.
That's different from his Friday statement, which emphasized the enforced isolation of possible
disease-carriers in hospitals.
"Each State Department of Health at JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports will, as permitted
under applicable law, make its own determination as to hospitalization, quarantine, and other public
health interventions for up to 21 days [and] there will also be a mandatory quarantine for any individual
who had direct contact with an individual infected with the Ebola virus while in one of the three West
African nations," he said in a Friday statement.
Obama is taking a political risk by easing Ebola-related travel only one week before the midterm
Roughly two-thirds of Americans , and a growing share of GOP and Democratic legislators, favor travel
On Sunday Oct. 26, Obama increased his campaign against the quarantines, which were first enforced
on a nurse who had just returned from aiding Ebola patients in West Africa.
Obama met with his health aides, and then released a White House statement designed to pressure the
"The President underscored that the steps we take must be guided by the best medical science, as
informed by our most knowledgeable public health experts," said the statement.
In his Sunday statement, Obama "emphasized that these [anti-Ebola] measures must recognize that
healthcare workers are an indispensable element of our effort to lead the international community to
contain and ultimately end this outbreak at its source [in Africa], and should be crafted so as not to
unnecessarily discourage those workers from serving," the statement said.
Obama also "directed his team to formulate policies based on these principles."
Officials have not announced the new rules, which may trump state authority to protect their own
residents from epidemics.
NJ Governor Christie Folds, Un-Quarantines
"Symptom-Free" Nurse After 24 Hours
by ZERO HEDGE | OCTOBER 27, 2014
Christie got a tap on the shoulder
In a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state will release the
quarantined American nurse who had been confined in a hospital isolation tent upon arrival from West
Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola.,
As USA Today reports. Kaci Hickox, 33, was the first person pulled aside at Newark Liberty
International Airport on Friday under Christie's new strict mandatory quarantine-for-21-days rules. It
appears, as Reuters reports. Christie got a tap on the shoulder as The White House has told states that
have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the
policy could impede the fight against the disease. Additionally, in true litigious American
style, Hickox plans to sue.
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In a telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, a
native Texan who now lives in Maine, said her
confinement at University Hospital in Newark
was "inhumane" and akin to being in
prison. She said she has no symptoms and tested
negative for Ebola.
"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable,
and I feel like my basic human rights have been
violated/' Hickox who said on CNN's State of the
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that
the state will release the quarantined American
nurse who had been confined in a hospital
isolation tent upon arrival from West
Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola.
As USA Today reports, Christie writes that Hickoxj
"has thankfully been symptom free for the last 24
hrs. After being evaluated by CDC & her
clinicians the patient is being discharged."
The move came only hours after Christie
defended his state's strict new regulations for medical aids returning from Ebola-stricken
Under White House pressure?
The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some
travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the
The White House voiced its concern to the governors of New York and New Jersey about
the potential impact of quarantine orders, a senior administration official said on Sunday.
"We have let the governors of New York, New Jersey, and other states know that we have
concerns with the unintended consequences of policies not grounded in science may have on
efforts to combat Ebola at its source in West Africa/' the Obama administration official said in
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The White House is working on new guidelines for such health care workers, according to a
senior administration official.
The new guidelines are expected to be unveiled in the coming days, the official said. The official
added that the administration is consulting with the states as they develop the new rules.
President Obama met Sunday with his Ebola response team, including "Ebola czar" Ron
Klain and other public health and national security officials. According to the White House, the
president said any measures concerning returning health care workers "should be crafted so as
not to unnecessarily discourage those workers from serving."
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and United
Nations Ambassador Samantha Power said quarantines may discourage health workers from
traveling to West Africa to help block the disease at its source.
"If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the
problem of the disincentive of people that we need,'' Fauci said on ABC's This Week. "Let's
not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you
can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go
there and help us to protect America."
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